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If you're considering open adoption, here are some things to think about

Is Open Adoption Right for Your Family?

Is Open Adoption Right for Your Family?

A legal guide to open adoptions and open-adoption agreements.

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This mother worked out an adoption leave situation that worked for everyone

“Negotiating a Workable Schedule After Adoption”

I assumed I'd be offered the same leave and benefits as moms who give birth. When I wasn't, here's how I negotiated with my employer.

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An open adoption contact agreement

What Should We Include In Our Contact Agreement?

We've been selected by a birth mom who is due in two months. Our attorney advised us to draw up a contact agreement prior to the birth. What should we include?

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The hospital adoption process should be fairly straightforward

Adoption Law: At the Hospital

An adoption attorney explains the legal steps surrounding your child's birth when you adopt domestically.

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Lobbying for employee adoption benefits can be as easy as an email

How to Lobby Your Employer for Adoption Benefits

For working people who want to adopt, the need to take time off without pay may put adoption beyond your financial means.

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A child getting a doctor's exam, covered by health insurance

It’s The Law: Why Your Health Insurance Company Must Cover Your Children

My insurance company is refusing to cover medical expenses for my new child. Help!

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A happy family after a difficult adoption wait

Wait Gain: How To Deal When the Wait Keeps Growing

Waiting can be brutal, but there are some benefits. Take it from someone who endured 30 months before she got to hold her son.

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Interstate Adoption Laws

Which Laws Apply to My U.S. Adoption?

In an interstate domestic adoption, it's not always clear-cut which state's laws will apply to the process. An adoption attorney explains how to determine "choice of law."

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The Indian Child Welfare Act

Understanding the Indian Child Welfare Act

Special rules may apply if a child you're adopting has any Native American or Alaskan Native heritage. Here's what prospective parents need to know about the Indian Child Welfare Act, and what steps to take if ICWA applies.

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Prospective parent preparing a domestic adoption budget

How Should Parents Budget for a Domestic Adoption?

What costs should you be prepared for in a domestic adoption? Our legal expert explains.

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